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A Missed Opportunity: Vinod Dua’s Sedition Case

The Court quashed an FIR filed against journalist Vinod Dua and held that there was no incitement to violence and hence it was not sedition.

29th Jun 2021

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2019 Summer Session Review

During the summer session, the Court delivered various important judgments and responded to disputes arising out of the general elections.

19th May 2019

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Rafale Review Explained

An explainer on the submissions in the Rafale Deal case

9th May 2019

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Supreme Court Cases in the BJP & INC 2019 Manifestos

In this table, a summary of the status of each case, what the Supreme Court has held, and what the BJP and INC promise.

7th May 2019

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Electoral Bond Scheme: Where do the ADR, EC & Union stand on the issue?

The Supreme Court is hearing the electoral bonds case. Here are the positions of the parties.

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22nd Apr 2019

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2 Judges recommended by collegium for Supreme Court elevation

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of Jharkhand HC CJ Anirudha Bose and Gauhati HC CJ AS Bopanna to the Supreme Court

12th Apr 2019

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2019 Spring Session Review

The Court's Spring Session saw decisions on the CBI dispute, the validity of the IBC, and the Maharashtra Bar Dancers case, among others.

30th Mar 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: Worksheet 3

This worksheet tasks students with understanding how the Supreme Court balances reservation in promotion with equality and efficiency.

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12th Mar 2019

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SC Sets Up In-House Think Tank

Centre for Research and Planning, an "in-house think tank" has been established by Ranjan Gogoi CJI.

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5th Nov 2018

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Four Judges elevated to Supreme Court

Justices Shah, Gupta, Rastogi, and Reddy have been sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court of India

2nd Nov 2018

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Monthly Review: October 2018

In October, CJI Gogoi has prioritized administrative efficiency and filling judicial vacancies

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1st Nov 2018

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Ayodhya Title Dispute: 3 Cases that have Shaped the Dispute

A look at three important cases which have influenced the Ayodhya title dispute.

25th Oct 2018

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Timeline: Key Events in the Babri Masjid – Ram Mandir Controversy

Tracing the timeline of key events in the Babri Masjid- Ayodhya Title Dispute Case.

22nd Oct 2018

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Decriminalisation of Section 377: 5 Must Reads

Here are some must-reads on the decriminalisation of Section 377

19th Oct 2018

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Constitutionality of Aadhaar: 6 Must Reads

Here are some must-reads on the constitutionality of Aadhaar

19th Oct 2018

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Review Petitions in Sabarimala

19 review petitions filed against Sabarimala judgment challenging jurisdiction of the Court and claiming that the Petitioners had no locus.

17th Oct 2018

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2018 Monsoon Session Review

Supreme Court Observer reviews the monsoon session of the Supreme Court, identifies key trends, and revisits important judgments

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16th Oct 2018

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Electoral Disqualification: 2 Must Reads

Here are some must-reads on electoral disqualification

15th Oct 2018

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Sabarimala Temple Entry Case: 4 Must Reads

4 articles which conclusively examine the Supreme Courts Sabarimala Verdict.

15th Oct 2018

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Decriminalisation of Adultery: 3 Must Reads

Here are some must-reads on the decriminalisation of adultery

12th Oct 2018

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Reservation in Promotion: 3 Must Reads

Three articles analysing the verdict of the Court regarding reservation in promotion.

11th Oct 2018

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Defining Dignity

Pritam Baruah and Vikram Aditya Narayan argue that the concept of dignity suffers from "legal indeterminacy"

10th Oct 2018

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Monthly Review: September 2018

CJI Gogoi has signalled that his main aim is to improve the administrative efficiency of the judiciary.

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5th Oct 2018

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Week Ahead: Supreme Court, Sept 10-14 2018

What lies ahead this week in the Supreme Court?

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10th Sep 2018

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Monthly Review: August 2018

In August, the Court reserved judgment in casers on adultery law, reservation in promotion and the criminalisation of politics.

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3rd Sep 2018

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Monthly Review: July 2018

In July, the Court formed constitution benches in many cases and heard Section 377 and Sabarimala cases  

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6th Aug 2018

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WhatsApp and lynchings

Various experts discuss the culpability of WhatsApp for recent lynching incidents

28th Jul 2018

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Let’s All Go to the Temple

Vaishna Roy argues that religious customs which perpetuate social discrimination should not be given constitutional sanction

28th Jul 2018

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Justice Goel – A Judicial Portrait

Justice Goel's tenure was marked by some key judgments in the field of criminal law, including the much-criticized Kashinath Mahajan case

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2018 Monsoon Session Preview

The Court will hear three important constitutional cases in the first week and deliver judgments in the NCT Case and in Puttaswamy

2nd Jul 2018

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Justice J. Chelameswar – A Judicial Portrait

The rich legacy left behind by Chelameswar J includes multiple landmark precedents ranging from NJAC to electoral disqualifications.

6th Jun 2018

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Monthly Review: May 2018

In May, the Court saw Justice Joseph's Elevation and hearings in the Aadhaar, CJI Impeachment, Rohingya Deportation, and Ayodhya cases

30th May 2018

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Karnataka Election Case: Arguments

The Court resumed hearings in the Karnataka Election Case, with Mr. Mukul Rohatgi on one side and Mr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi on the other

18th May 2018

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Karnataka Election Case Explained

An in-depth analysis of the challenge to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Election results.

18th May 2018

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Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn – Constitutional Principles in India: Context, Text and Subtext

Gary Jacobsohn analyses the 2017 judgment in Abhiram Singh v Commachen Case

16th May 2018

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Pratik Datta, Shefali Malhotra & Shivangi Tyagi, Judicial Review and Money Bill (NUJS Law Review)

This paper in the NUJS Law Review looks at Article 110 to clarify the legal provision on the judicial review of a money bill certification

16th May 2018

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Rajeev Dhavan: Encoding Secularism in Law

Rajeev Dhavan critiques the Faruqui judgment of 1994 which upheld the land acquisition of Babri land by Central Government

16th May 2018

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Government’s flip-flop on the Aadhaar-SIM linking issue before the Supreme Court

Roham Venkaramakrishnan writes the government's defence rests on shaky ground

4th May 2018

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Monthly Review: April 2018

April saw the appointment of Justice Indu Malhotra, an impeachment motion against the CJI, and consequential developments in important cases

30th Apr 2018

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Monthly Review: March 2018

March saw three key judgments delivered, while the cracks within the Supreme Court became visible on more than one occasion.

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19th Apr 2018

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Aadhaar: Analysis of first 13 days

This post reviews the key arguments and postulations raised by three counsels - Sr. Advs. Shyam Divan, Kapil Sibal, and Gopal Subramanium

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5th Mar 2018

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Ayodhya: Role of The Supreme Court

The Court has continued to manage the conflict by directing the case to come up as a title dispute, a narrow legal facet of the case

8th Feb 2018

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Interview with Indira Jaising – Triple Talaq

Sr. Adv. Indira Jaising represented Bebaak Collective and was instrumental in convincing the court to strike down Triple Talaq

6th Sep 2017

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Interview with Kapil Sibal (Pt.1) – Triple Talaq

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal was the arguing counsel in two landmark judgments in 2017 – Triple Talaq and Privacy

6th Sep 2017

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Interview with Anand Grover (Pt.2) – Right to Privacy

The Supreme Court Observer spoke to Senior Advocate Anand Grover, who was one of the arguing counsels in the Triple Talaq case

5th Sep 2017

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Interview with Anand Grover (Pt.1) – Triple Talaq

The Supreme Court Observer spoke to Senior Advocate Anand Grover, who was one of the arguing counsels in the Triple Talaq case

5th Sep 2017

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